Sunday, September 9, 2007


We have been home now a little over a week. The plane ride home was fantastic. Carlie did so well - not sure if it was because of all the prayers or benedryl, but thank God. I could not have handled two hours of screaming and no sleeping on the way home. There was tons of security to go through. I think we were checked a total of six times before we were allowed to board in Manila. It was a bit much.

This past week has been pretty hard on me emotionally. I think I am dealing with a bit of culture shock being home and just a general feeling of my work not being done at Mercy. The first three weeks were so hard on me emotionally. I was so tired and homesick. If it weren't for my pride, I probably would have come home then. I think that is why it has been so surprising for me to feel a really longing to be back there.

I feel so blessed to have been able to make this trek thousands of miles from home and serve these people, but I have to say, I think I got more out of it then them :)

I am going to be adding some updates from days and stories. I hope you enjoy.

Thanks for all your support!